Handy products for the XR

Reusable Stainless Steel Filter

Fork Braces

XR's Only Replacement Choke Plate

Clutch Cable Retainer Bracket

Russel Speed Bleeders

Ballards Case Savers

Scott's Billet Disc Guard


Reusable Stainless Steel Filter
 

Available from: http://www.scottsonline.com

Distributors Product Info:

Clean it and re use it !!
Here is the last oil filter you will ever buy! Made from stainless steel this filter provides 200% more filter area in most cases. It filters down to 35 microns "absolute" which is 3 times better than most good paper and brass filters. Most good paper filters will pass particles in the 90 to 95 micron ranges; a human hair is about 140 microns. The pleat seam is welded not glued like paper. 

Stainless steel will stand up to the stress of heat, high pressure and handling much better.Best of all, you get to clean it and re-use it!, Next time you are fanning your clutch think about all that debris spinning around in your motor's vital parts.  If you really care about the life of your motor then you need one of these filters. 

John K's Comments:

Despite the fact I have not actually tried this product yet, It certainly sounds impressive.  This is high on my list of items to try shortly.  Claimed better filtering characteristics combined with the fact it is reusable has to make this product a winner!
 

Summers Racing Components Fork Brace
 


 

Alternatives:
* Superbrace
* RSW Racing

Distributors Product Info:

The SRC Fork Brace improves suspension performance and steering accuracy at a fraction of the cost of upside down (inverted) forks.  The SRC Fork Brace allows the rider to take advantage of the lower weight and better overall performance of conventional OEM forks without sacrificing smooth suspension action or steering vagueness due to fork flex. Both on and off-road riders will appreciate the taming of unnerving headshake.

The aluminum brace is light weight polished CNC billet machined 6061T6 alloy. Off-road riders will appreciate the patented design that cuts off any mud that sticks to the tire.


 

John K's Comments:

I have an SRC forkbrace Installed on my '96 XR600.  I noticed a distinct difference the very instant I sat on the bike after installation.  That was just sitting on the bike!  It took a little getting used to but as most people that have the SRC braces will say,"it's like chalk and cheese".  The effect of the Brace on my bike was so proufound that I had to change all my suspension settings  As claimed it no longer has that "flexy feel" of stock XR600 forks.  All this and It's a visually attractive setup to boot!

SRC is not longer in Business, the only way to get one of these would be to buy second hand.

However these days used USD forks are much easier to get hold of .
XR's Only Replacement Choke Plate

Available from: http://www.xrsonly.com

Distributors Product Info:

XR600 BILLET CHOKE PLATE
 The stock choke plate on 88-2000 XR600's have a window on them that is very prone to breakage, as seen in the photo. It
 breaks off and enters the motor, causing considerable damage. So, replace yours ASAP, before disaster happens!
 P/N CP600

John K's Comments:

Once again, this is another product that I have not personally tried.  However It's one of the items that are known to fail.  The Choke plate can break in half, or the screws can come loose, either way you can end up with chunks of metal going through your motor.

A great way to make the XR more Bulletproof, (unless of course you intend to put a flatslide on it)

Summers Racing Components:
Clutch Cable Retainer

Alternative:
XR's Only Clutch Cable Bracket
 

Distributors Product Info:

Another durability part for the XR600R, the SRC clutch cable retainer
helps prevent clutch actuation problems on the trail. Our part is secured
by two case bolts and requires that the OEM cast part be removed. Also
used to repair broken case.

John K's Comments:

I have seen many of the cable retainers break off the standard sidecovers.  This item is either a great fix or preventative measure.  I run a similar unit on my XR6 and haven't had any trouble with it.  It is also is a great looking addition.

Al Bakers XR's Only also has a similar product that would definately be worth consideration.

Russel Speed Bleeders

Available from:  http://www.ballards.cc
 

Retailers Product Info:

Replace your old bleeder screw with the Speed Bleeder and make bleeding your brakes a snap.  Just unscrew the one way valve, and pump the brake lever 4-5 times. That’s it!

One size fits all Hon/Kaw/Suz/Yam. Sold in pairs.
 

John K's Comments:

I have a set of these for my bike, the idea, and the sheer simplicity of bleeding it enables has to make these a must!

Ballards Case Savers

Available from:  http://www.ballards.cc
 

Distributors Product Info:

This alloy bracket will protect your cases in case of a chain derailment.  The bracket gets its strength from anchoring off the frame not allowing the chain to bunch up and cause damage to the stator wires or cases. (Must use a 13 or 14 tooth front sprocket XR600, XR250s 13 tooth only and XR400 14 or 15 tooth only).

John K's Comments:

I've used these on my XR's, and wouldn't own an XR without one.

Scott's Billet Disc Guard

Available from: http://www.scottsonline.com
Alternative - XRs Only Shark Fin Disc Guards

Distributors Product Info:

If you ding your brake rotor, you have no brakes, which is bad enough by itself, but if you're racing it means YOU LOSE! The SCOTTS Sharkfin is 3/8" thick billet 6061 aluminum, 25% thicker than any others on the market. It is the only fin that incorporates the brake caliper carrier as an integral part of the function. This means the axle passes throught the shark fin making it virtually indestructable and your brake rotor protected from defeat. This design is 10 times stronger than the "Bolt-On" type fins and it's a beautiful piece of work

John K's Comments:

What can I say?  It looks cool, it's a great idea.